September 6, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26338

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26338

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Libellule is powerless this morning, so he and I have swapped and he’ll be tussling with tomorrow’s setter. It’s a cliché to say that Rufus provides us with a nice, gentle start to the week, but that’s exactly what he does. The puzzle may not be as difficult as some we’ll get later in the week, but mixed in with the easy clues are some excellent cryptic definitions – just what I needed, in fact, on a miserable, dark, rainy morning. My dog had the right idea – he took one look outside then went straight back to bed.
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